The reason I forgot to send off the mass email last week....Went out to Kanjanaburi and checked out these sweet waterfall/pools. It's 7 different pools/waterfalls all connected on a 2 km hike. More on this adventure in PT2.
So we as a companionship have been working and grinding pretty hard this whole transfer. Trippy to think that I've already been here for a whole month...ish? Yeah. So intro's on these two people.
We have Sister Joy and Bro. Song.
Joy has been coming to church off and on for a few months. Her work schedule made it a bit difficult but she pulled through and on a miracle is now able to come to church more consistently. She's also from this random city over in another province. Kumpawapi. Which happens to have missionaries and a church building there. If you understand about Kumpawapi and Thailand and Udorn. Like out of all the random cities in the Essan for her to be from. She's from the one place that has a church, which now she is trying to get her family that is still in Kumpawapi to start meeting the missionaries there. These aren't coincidences.
Brother Song is a baller. Literally. He's in some sort of special soccer program at college. He's the neighbor of a less active member that has recently returned back to full activity in the church. Just seeing how much he has changed ever since my first time meeting with him. Epic. He was so quiet and shy. And now he just has the intense desire to serve, he has seen his life change from coming to know God's love and he wants to share it. He also enjoys singing American pop songs.
The way we teach really reflects through our investigators as they become converted. In an effort to continue being better teachers we've been searching for better ways to explain stuff and came across this verse in 1 Nephi 11:1
"For it came to pass after I had desired to know the things that my father had seen, and believing that the Lord was able to make them known unto me, as I sat pondering in mine heart I was caught away in the Spirit of the Lord, yea, into an exceedingly high mountain, which I never had before seen, and upon which I never had before set my foot."
This scripture explains the essence of gaining personal revelation and answers to our prayers. It starts with a desire, that leads to a belief, take a little time to ponder, and then BAM. or bam. But either way it pierces into your heart and that's how you know what the truth is.
(check out pt 2)